Nyctimystes pterodactyla (Oliver, Richards, and Donnellan, 2019)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Pelodryadinae > Genus: Nyctimystes > Species: Nyctimystes pterodactyla

Litoria pterodactyla Oliver, Richards, and Donnellan, 2019, Zootaxa, 4609: 470. Holotype: SAMA R65030, by original designation. Type locality: "Muller Range, Gugusu Camp, Western Province, Papua New Guinea (5.729°S, 142.263°E; 515 m a.s.l.)". Zoobank publication registration: 73CBC38B-8684-4EFC-B527-1220483394BA 

Nyctimystes pterodactyla — Here (24 May 2019). See comment. 

English Names

Pale-eyed Parachuting Treefrog (original publication). 


Known only from the southern slopes of the Muller Range in Western Province, Papua New Guinea, ca. 515 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


In the Nyctimystes gramineus complex (as the Litoria graminea complex) according to the original publication. For purposes of this catalogue, transferred into Nyctimystes of Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 1–109, who published a monophyletic taxonomy, a taxonomy consistent with the tree of pelodryadines provided by Rosauer, Laffan, Crisp, Donnellan, and Cook, 2009, Mol. Ecol., 18: 4061-4072 (their Appendix 1 in supplemental data; a tree of most species of pelodryadines based on 16S and 12S rRNA mtDNA), and not consistent with the taxonomy placing this species within Litoria (DRF). 

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